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The Unfortunate, but Avoidable, World of Detention and Demurrage Penalties

Importers and exporters sometimes get an unexpected surprise when they receive their bill for shipping containers. This comes in the form of detention and demurrage fees which can be a substantial financial loss. What are these charges, and why is it that they can sometimes come as a surprise to shippers? Although it is common to combine detention and demurrage, it is important to know the difference between the two. Demurrage fees “are charged when…
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